Can of NanoWorms or NanoMuseum? (Nano What?? Part Two)

Nano What?? Part One documented NanoDisco Balls, NanoWimbles, NanoCabbages, Nano Sea Anemones, NanoFruits (Nano-cranberries, nano-strawberries, nano-rasberries & nano-pineapple), NanoPistons for a NanoCar and NanoSpanners to fix those!

Stephen Davey replied

The linked paper is Chanteau et al, Synthesis of Anthropomorphic Molecules:  The NanoPutians J. Org. Chem., 2003, 68 (23), pp 8750–8766 Abstract in full

Described here are the synthetic details en route to an array of 2-nm-tall anthropomorphic molecules in monomeric, dimeric, and polymeric form. These anthropomorphic figures are called, as a class, NanoPutians. Using tools of chemical synthesis, the ultimate in designed miniaturization can be attained while preparing the most widely recognized structures:  those that resemble humans.

{I have checked: Chanteau et al has not been published a first of April} TOC graphic:

NanoPutians

NanoPutians, TOC graphic of Chanteau et al

Figure 1

NanoPutians, reproduced from Fig 1 of Chanteau et al. The original Figure legend reads: "Figure 1 NanoKid (13) was treated with a series of 1,2- or 1,3-diols in the presence of catalytic acid and microwave oven-irradiation to effect acetal exchange and hence head conversion to afford a series of new NanoPutians, termed NanoProfessionals. See Table 1 for the specific diol used and the yield for each head conversion."

NanoPutians, reproduced from Fig 1 of Chanteau et al. The original Figure legend reads: “Figure 1 NanoKid (13) was treated with a series of 1,2- or 1,3-diols in the presence of catalytic acid and microwave oven-irradiation to effect acetal exchange and hence head conversion to afford a series of new NanoPutians, termed NanoProfessionals. See Table 1 for the specific diol used and the yield for each head conversion.”

However…

To which Stephen Davey replied

Unfortunately, this is well beyond my capabilities, so we will have to pursue our quest for a Nanocurator elsewhere… That quest is pressing though because the list of #NanoExhibit is growing fast and I am struggling to keep up. Indeed, as Brian R Pauw suggests, I have opened a can of…

nano-worms“, courtesy of Kandalkar et al, Synthesis of cobalt oxide interconnected flacks and nano-worms structures using low temperature chemical bath deposition, (2009) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 478, 594–598

NanoWorms. Reproduced from Fig 4 of Kandalkar et al

NanoWorms. Reproduced from Fig 4 of Kandalkar et al

nanocherries [again!], nanomultipeds and nanospindlesZhang et al, Synthesis, optical and field emission properties of three different ZnO nanostructures, Materials Letters, 61, (2007), 3890–3892 (via Martin Hollaby)

Nanocherries, nanomultipeds and nanospindles. Reproduced from Zhang et al

Nanocherries, nanomultipeds and nanospindles. Reproduced from Zhang et al

nano-balloonsIkeda et al, Preparation of Arc Black and Carbon Nano Balloon by Arc Discharge and Their Application to a Fuel Cell, 2011 Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 50 01AF13

NanoBalloon (??) Reproduced from Fig 1 of Ikeda et al.

NanoBalloon (??) Reproduced from Fig 1 of Ikeda et al.

nanocarrotsLiang et al, Asymmetric Silver “Nanocarrot” Structures: Solution Synthesis and Their Asymmetric Plasmonic Resonances, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 9616–9619 

NanoCarrots (left) and Carrots (right). Left, reproduced from Liang et al; right, carrots (picture by the author of this blog, vegetable procured from Adams Apple - Greengrocer in Liverpool L18 2DG)

NanoCarrots (left) and Carrots (right). Left, reproduced from Liang et al; right, carrots (picture by the author of this blog, vegetable procured from Adams Apple – Greengrocer in Liverpool L18 2DG)

NanoTadpolesYu et al, Large-Scale Nonhydrolytic Sol–Gel Synthesis of Uniform-Sized Ceria Nanocrystals with Spherical, Wire, and Tadpole Shapes, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 44, 7411–7414, 2005

NanoTadpoles. Reproduced from Fig 3 of Yu et al

NanoTadpoles. Reproduced from Fig 3 of Yu et al

NanoChopsticks” these, of course deserve a special place in the #NanoMuseum; maybe a wall of shame?

Withdrawn article

Chopsticks Nanorods, via Chemistry-Blog, picture from the now retracted article

: Chopstick Nanorods: Tuning the Angle between Pairs with High Yield, Anumolu et al, Nano Lett., 2013, 13 (9), pp 4580–4580

NanoBalloons, Carrots, Chopsticks and Tadpoles were via Brian R Pauw
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